Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Drug Delivery Methods

Bhupendra Prajapati

Ganpat University, Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

An experienced researcher in the field of novel drug delivery systems, Professor at Ganpat University, Faculty of Pharmacy, with five registered patents.


Localized Delivery Targeted Delivery Macroscopic Nanoscopic Long Circulation Widening Therapeutics Effect Novel Drug Delivery Reducing Toxicity Side Effects Bioavailability Drugs Specific Targeting

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The efficacy and safety of drugs are always points of discussion in the scientific fraternity. The physicochemical properties of drugs limit their delivery in terms of absorption, circulation /residence time, etc. impacting highly on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicity, immunogenicity, and efficacy of drugs. Various advanced drug delivery methods can overcome such issues and improve therapeutic efficacy. In the pharmaceutical field, such methods orient the drug delivery to a specific targeted site like Nasal, Pulmonary, Brain, Buccal, Ocular, Transdermal, Transmucosal, Vaginal/Anal, etc. via novel formulations. The recent development in novel drug delivery systems led this to a new horizon to provide the safest, most effective, and most stable dosage forms. This book will aim to cover advanced methods for drug delivery and novel formulations like Polymeric Nanoparticles, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles, Liquid Nanocrystals, Liposomes, Noisome, Dendrimers, Nanoemulsion, Microemulsion, Transdermal Patch, Nanosuspension, Metal Nanoparticles, Nano-Vaccines, etc. for site-specific and targeted drug delivery. It will also intend to focus on delivery methods of unstable biologicals derived drugs, enzymes, hormones, etc.

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Date completed: April 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 26th 2022

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Bhupendra Prajapati

Ganpat University, Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Dr.Bhupendra works as Professor in Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, North Gujarat, India. He did his Ph.D. from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan. He did his PG and UG from M.S.University, Baroda. He has 19 years of experience in academic/industry (17+2). He awarded with Carrier Award for Young Teacher by AICTE, New Delhi in 2013. He also awarded for Distinguished Associate Professor by in TechNExt India 2017 by CSI, Mumbai. He claims on his name more than fifty national and international publication. He fetched grant for Research Projects, Staff Development Programs, Seminars, Conferences and Travel Grants from National and State Government agencies. He is also given his guidance in industrial consultancy projects conducted at institute. His two patents published and one application submitted at Indian Patent office. He had delivered expert talk and invited scientific session in several national and international conference and seminars. He is actively working in the field of lipid-based drug delivery and nanotech formulations. He guided 7 Ph.D. and 45 PG research scholars supervised. 5 Ph.D and 3 PG research scholars are currently working under his guidance in the field of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery and Bioavailability Enhancement.

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